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Deputy Commercial Manager

Job title Deputy Commercial Manager

Department Students' Union

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 5436

Placed on Monday 25 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview date Thursday 08 September 2022

Reference CC9666

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The SU Bath is currently looking for a Deputy Commercial Manager with a background in the hospitality industry to join the award-winning Commercial team. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your career in this sector of the industry!

About you:

We are looking for a dynamic forward-thinking individual to become part of the management team. You will play a key role in supporting the Head of Commercial (Venues & Events) in the day-to-day operation of the SU Commercial operation, providing management cover for events and deputising in their absence.

You will lead, coach, manage and develop a team of enthusiastic commercial services staff and coordinate a large pool of casual staff to effectively resource the commercial outlets.

About us:

As a Students’ Union department, we run a diverse program of events throughout the year as well as a successful bar, food, and Starbucks operation. Regular events include pub quizzes, cocktail nights, and games nights as well as two weekly club nights in our 1200 capacity night club. We also host the Students’ Union large-scale events such as Fresher’s Week and the Summer Ball.

Further information:

You will work an average of 36.5 hours a week (5 days over 7 on a rota) to suit business needs, including day and evening shifts. Some evening shifts finish as late as 4.00am and day shifts will often start at 7.30am.

For more information, please contact Mike Dalton, Head of Commercial (Venues & Events) at susmjd@bath.ac.uk and apply online via the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.